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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Dog vs. Cat
« on: May 04, 2008, 06:12:55 PM »
As someone who has had both a cat and a dog I am well positioned to answer this question. It is really pretty simple to determine which is a better option.  Are you demented or are you a normal sane person.  The reason I ask is that demented people like cats and normal people like dogs.  Cats I must admit can be cute and they are rather self-sufficient.  However cats are sort of the animal version of Stewie from family guy in that they are perpetually thinking about killing you.  It is very obvious from looking at them, even when they are enjoying your company, that deep down they would like nothing more then to claw your face out and then eat your rotting flesh.
Dogs on the other hand, perhaps because they need you to feed them and take them for walks etc..., will generally like you, want to have you around, and develop an instinct to protect you.
Now if you’re a normal person this will sound appealing to you... if you are demented it might not and it might fill some deeply placed need to live with an animal that wants you dead.
I am now boring myself so in order to summarize I will cite this fact... if you were to die your cats would start eating you the moment they realize they can.  Dogs on the other hand will only eat you after many days and then only if they have no other food sources and cannot escape from your domicile. To quote a fantastically named web-site (swingadeadcat.com)

" The next time you're falling asleep on the couch with the television on, take a look at your cat. He's not watching you because he's enamored of you; he's checking to see if your chest is still moving. In the final analysis the only difference between you and kibble is most of the time you can get away -- right up until you can't."



As someone who started this thread, I am well positioned to advise you to seek psychological help.  Quickly.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Law firns pay off student loans?
« on: May 03, 2008, 10:18:55 AM »
Law ferns pay off student loans?



Well, it IS green...

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How old will you be...
« on: May 03, 2008, 10:14:39 AM »
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Yay!  I'm not the oldest!  Close, though.

Not as close as you might think...

Well, I guess I take the cake. I will be 53 when I graduate from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Dog vs. Cat
« on: May 01, 2008, 03:38:07 PM »
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1008004/dog_vs_cat/

I hate to rekindle an old debate. But I really don't know enough about either of these animals to make an informed choice. To complicate things further, all of my research has convinced me that they aren't that different. I will be petting both soon, but any advice/information (other than, "you should pet them") would be helpful.

Thanks

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: How old will you be...
« on: April 28, 2008, 05:09:30 PM »
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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Penn STATE Law 2011 University Park
« on: April 18, 2008, 09:05:09 PM »
Why do people have such difficulty differentiating? The thread name clearly says Penn State.

Because the joke never grows old.  Even when it does.

And personally, I'd prefer to live in Manayunk instead.

Oh garsh...I just slay myself sometimes.  Side-splitting goodness fur reelz  ;D

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Penn STATE Law 2011 University Park
« on: April 18, 2008, 09:03:51 PM »
Why do people have such difficulty differentiating? The thread name clearly says Penn State.

Because the joke never grows old.  Even when it does.

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I agree with all but your first point.  If the first quarter covers 10% of your grade, then the second quarter covers 90%.  Imagine taking a final in March that includes material from the previous September.  Not a good introduction to law school IMHO.  I'd rather get it all over with in one quarter.

My $0.02 (as an incoming member of the UW Class of 2011 who has fidgeted over this decision myself): Remember that there are three quarters in an academic year.  According to http://www.law.washington.edu/CourseCatalog/cbCourselist.asp?TOPIC=FIRST, Basic Legal Skills is the only year-long course.  CivPro, Contracts, and Torts are all Fall-Winter.  ConLaw and Property are Winter-Spring.  Criminal Law is Spring only.  So you'll have three finals at the end of Winter quarter and four (assuming BLS has a final, which it might not, I don't know) at the end of Spring quarter.

Your point about having a final in March that includes material from September is a good one, but consider that students at schools on the semester system take year-long classes, too: they have finals in May on stuff from September.

What concerns me is that winter quarter: two overlapping sets of classes!  OMGREADINGOVERLOAD!

I have been told by a UW 2L that I've chatted with online that the challenge for UW students on the quarter system is with summer employment.  The last quarter ends a few weeks after the semester ends at most other schools, so you wind up getting screwed out of a few weeks' pay and your fellow associates have already started to bond by the time you show up.  And I believe that's even if you take a compressed 2L spring quarter.  But some firms are cutting back their summer associate employment (downturn in the economy, don't you know), so you might not wind up getting screwed out of much compared to your peers.

Yikes...year-long classes.  Holy crap!  That's something you sure don't see in the brochures.

This is good stuff...thanks.  I just returned from a visit and can't wait to start there.  UW is a fantastic school

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I'm actually excited by the quarter system for a number of reasons:

1. first quarter 1L classes only count for 10% of grade in the class, which makes for an easier introduction to law school.

2. it becomes easier to take cross-discipline classes in business, education, languages, etc. (the rest of the UW is on the same system)

3. makes for more accessible externships/judicial/clinical work in Seattle (meaning you still get class credit/work experience but also spend 2/3 of your school-year in law school class--which means that you can take a whole quarter off and devote it solely to your externship and not fall behind on credits/class).

I absolutely loved UW and the fact that they do not rank, have a nice grade curve (B+) and dominate the pacific northwest. And to reiterate earlier thoughts, the facilities are also outstanding!

I agree with all but your first point.  If the first quarter covers 10% of your grade, then the second quarter covers 90%.  Imagine taking a final in March that includes material from the previous September.  Not a good introduction to law school IMHO.  I'd rather get it all over with in one quarter.

Another concern is that the quarter system causes some amount of misalignment with summer jobs in other regions and participation in study abroad programs offered by other schools.  I guess if you want to work in Seattle every summer and study abroad in Dublin or Rome, it wouldn't be as much of an issue.

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I visited UW earlier this week and didn't think the buzzer was a big deal at all...I barely even noticed it.  I am uneasy about the quarter system, though.

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